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Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (Essentials of Behavioral Science)

by Andrew R. Getzfeld

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This was a very helpful book, along with the DSM-IV, that helped make my undergraduate years much simpler and enjoyable. I like the writer's style, as it is written where it isn't too hard to understand and highlights key points for a particular field that can be somewhat difficult to get through. ( )
  sealford | Dec 31, 2013 |
Getzfeltd, does a great job breaking down major areas of abnormal psychology in both a rapid-reference style that repeats key terms, giving plenty of examples and encouraging comprehension. It isn't written too dry, but it incorporates and builds on what comprises specific psychological disorders, such as anxiety disorders, somatoformic disorders, etc. This should be an essential guide for all of those soon-to-be mental health professionals since it puts to rest, what can be considered co-morbidity challenges that get in the way of achieving the correct diagnosis. It get the professional ready for the field, by teaching specific ways that this knowledge is to be used. What is even more helpful aside from the clear and understandable language that this text is written in, is the "test yourself" questions, that helps the reader grasp information as it is covered. It also adds to already defined terminology, with other terms that come up. Getzfeld, proves that such information doesn't have to be written in laymens terms to make sense. ( )
  nieva21 | Jan 16, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0471656232, Paperback)

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology provides students and professionals with a concise overview of the major topics in abnormal psychology as well as chapters on the leading categories of disorders such as eating disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders. This book utilizes the popular Essentials format and makes a perfect companion to primary texts on the topic or a useful study guide.

As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Condensing the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick-reference, Essentials of Abnormal Psychology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionals

Other titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series:Essentials of Child PsychopathologyEssentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral SciencesEssentials of Psychological TestingEssentials of Research Design and Methodology

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